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The fifth phase of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel expansion plan has been approved.

The project, which is set for completion in 2018, was endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in the presence of His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, chairman of Dubai Holding; Ahmad Bin Byat, chief executive officer of Dubai Holding; and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, director general of Protocol Department in Dubai.

The work includes the addition of an ultra-luxury resort to the existing Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which will comprise 350 hotel rooms with panoramic beachfront views of Burj Al Arab, dedicated new beach offering private beach experiences, recreational marine facilities that encompass spas, health clubs, elevated tennis courts, a world-class sports complex and a range of ocean-facing retail, food and beverage outlets.

The new resort will see extensive expansion of the existing yacht marina, doubling its current capacity. It will also offer a variety of vibrant leisure facilities, equipped with state-of-the-art entertainment amenities.

Jumeirah Group, a global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding , currently manages 22 luxury hotels in over 10 countries with plans to add ten new hotels to its Dubai portfolio in the next few years.